Mildred Channel, 101

Mildred Channel holds a picture of her and her mom, Constance Ida Windgad, when she was around 3 months old. Channel, of Lewiston, will celebrate her 100th birthday Sunday.

Mildred Norah Channel, of Lewiston, will celebrate her 101st birthday Monday with an open house from 1-4 p.m. at her home, 2315 14th Ave., Lewiston.

She was born May 16, 1921, in Clarkston to Walter and Constance Preston.

For 15 years she worked as a cook at Club Chateau and then for 20 years for John R. Daily, a meat packing company. Both are in Missoula, Mont.

She and Art Channel were married in September 1949 in Pineview, Idaho.

In 1984, she retired and the couple moved to Lewiston. Her husband died in 1986.

She enjoyed playing pinochle at the Pautler Senior Center (now Valley Community Center) in Clarkston. Her hobbies include crocheting, embroidering and playing cards with friends and family.

She has two sons, two daughters, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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